Monday, February 16, 2009
In this play, Antigone was denied the right to bury her brother which in Greek times was an honor and one of the very few rights women had. I really enjoyed this play by Sophocles. I admire Antigone for standing up for what she believed in. In our society today standing up for what you believe in is becoming very difficult. I also greatly admire Haemon for standing up to his father. That takes great courage. I felt sorry for Creon at the end of the play when Creon realized that he was responsible for Antigone, his son Haemon, and his wife's death and that he would carry that excruciating guilt for the rest of his life. That would be enough to put me over the edge.